Meet Tickyline Young Man Who Used his R350 Grant to start a business


By Thabo Monyela

TICKYLINE- The outbreak of Covid-19 wreaked damage to both human lives and the economy across the world and the 28-year- old Oscar Magaoga from Tickyline, Ga-Maake in Greater Tzaneen was spared no pain from its hardships

The extraordinaire entrepreneur was hit hard by Covid-19 after he lost his brother and father in 2020 and 2021 respectively and further lost his job at South West Media College, instead of using the applied R350 social relief grant to distress from his losses, he used the money constructively and started a small business.

He sells bunny chows, Freakshakes, and Mofaya energy drinks.

“The years of 2020 and 2021 were the most difficult periods of my life, I lost both the people I depended on, and I was forced to quit my job as a Sound engineer in Gauteng to come back home because everyone was dying.,” he explained.

He further indicated that since he was not working and had to take care of his personal needs, that’s when he applied for social relief distress R350 grant and in a space of two months he saved R600 to start a business selling bunny chows (Kota) and freak shakes and luckily his cousin borrowed him a deep fryer for chips.

Oscar Magaoga is the founder of two booming Skeem Corner cafes located at Mohlatlareng and Tickyline next to RR Guest House, which sell bunny chows, Freakshakes, and Mofaya energy drinks.

The locally celebrated musician Prince Benza was spotted at one of the cafes enjoying a delicious bunny chow.

He further said social media played a big role in marketing his businesses, which are currently growing extremely well and have employed few people.

The young entrepreneur’s ultimate business vision is to establish a fish and chips kind of model food outlet and be part of sources of employment for the Tickyline community.

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